POLITICO: President-elect Trump names Priebus as chief of staff, Bannon as chief strategist

Time: 11:13 p.m. CEST

President-elect Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he has chosen Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff putting his trust in a Washington party figure after railing against the political establishment from the start of his candidacy, Politico.com says. Steve Bannon will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor, Trump added. Both will work closely with Vice President-elect Mike Pence during the transition effort period. “It is truly an honor to join President-elect Trump in the White House as his Chief of Staff,” Priebus said in the statement. Bannon, whose position was listed first in the announcement, is also quoted, and expressed his enthusiasm at working with Priebus. “We had a very successful partnership on the campaign, one that led to victory,” he said, Politico.com says.


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